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New film project will capture ‘authentic sounds and experiences’ of Doncaster

Wayne Sables

The people of Doncaster will have the chance to tell the stories of their city as they star in a new project from award-winning documentary maker Wayne Sables.

Doncaster-born Sables has received grant aid from Doncaster Council in conjunction with the UK Shared Prosperity Fund to create a new piece of work, Stories of Doncaster.

His aim is to capture “the authentic sounds and experiences” of the real people of South Yokshire’s newest city for a major projection mapping project that will be unveiled later this year as it is screened on some of Doncaster’s most iconic buildings.

“The intention over the next few months is for me to interview, record and film lots of different Doncaster people,” said Sables.

“It’s not just about dignitaries and civic leaders – it’s about shop keepers, road workers, dinner ladies, health workers, young people, old people, sport fans and artists – the whole plethora of Doncaster people who together make this great city a community. I’ll be asking them what Doncaster means to them and inviting them to share their favourite stories.”

Another aspect of the project will see Sables working with local designer Estelle Pearce on creating a special set of visuals that capture the unique mood and atmosphere of Doncaster: “Estelle’s work will form an integral part of the projection mapping process and will help to bind the piece together,” Sables explained. “The most exciting part of the project will be projection mapping it onto one of the most iconic buildings in Doncaster, transforming it into a living gallery and exhibition space.

The filmmaker adds that, despite all the technology, the project will only really come together with the assistance of Doncaster residents, so he’ll be reaching out through the city’s People Focused Group and other organisations who can open the way for making links with the individuals and groups who will make Stories of Doncaster work.

He added: “I’ll also be using popular social media channels to spread the word and draw people in.”

Filming for the project is expected to take place around June and July ready for an autumn premiere. Find out more at the Wayne Sables Project website.

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